$40,092
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,484

Commission

$2,000
The average pay for an Assistant Fashion Designer is $39,847 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$31,016 - $50,923
$31K
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$51K
MEDIAN: $40,092
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$10.82 - $22.03
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$0$50K
Salary $31,016 - $50,923
Bonus $295 - $4,397
Commission $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,423 - $50,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 508
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.82 - $22.03
Overtime $15.65 - $33.67
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $295 - $4,397
Commission $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,423 - $50,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 224

Job Description for Assistant Fashion Designer

Assistant fashion designers are responsible for all aspects of the design and creation of new fashion products, as well as updating previous designs. They typically work under the supervision of a fashion designer and specialize in a particular area of design, such as skirts, sweaters, or (more generally) women’s apparel.

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Assistant Fashion Designer Tasks

  • Draw clothing products, design sketches and patterns with graphic software.
  • Work with factory to produce, assess the quality of, and fit samples.
  • Create specifications for products and fabrics, including dimensions and sketches.
  • Prepare for and attend buy meetings and fittings, and assist with physical tasks and time management.
  • Identify and research current clothing, fabric, color and market trends.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,333

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant Fashion Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Fashion Designer?

Assistant Fashion Designer in Carrollton:
"Great Environment, Very stressful."
Pros: Lots of creative freedom in the design department.
Cons: Extremely stressful. Decisions change regularly. Pretty sure that’s just part of the design industry though.

Assistant Fashion Designer in San Rafael:
"Shoe Design Assistant."
Pros: Creativity , Trend research, Work flexibility, shoe style development, project management, Special make up development, Color research , Fashion show organization.
Cons: On the computer all day, not great manager , constant changing of processes, always on Adobe Illustrator , not got pay, long hours.

Assistant Fashion Designer in New York:
"I am a hard worker and always going above and beyond."
Pros: I am able to show my creativity and talent each and everyday along with my style. My job gives me the oportunity to really be able to learn something new each day.
Cons: My company does not accept change very easily. When I feel that change is needed to make a difference it is unfortunately pushed aside. I work hard each and everyday and I feel that I am not valued for it. I am the go to person in the office, regardless if it pertains to my daily routine or not. My company does not manage having annual reviews or offer raises where needed. I feel these are important in a large company.

Assistant Fashion Designer in New York:
Pros: Design Freedom.
Cons: Upper management.

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Key Stats for Assistant Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Product Development
▲5%



Technical Garment Knowledge
▲2%



▼0%

National Average
$39,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 30%